135,000 Vote 'Glitch' Sends NYC Mayoral Race Into Turmoil

June 1, 2021


In an interesting and equally weird turn of events, the Board of Elections retracted the NYC mayoral election vote totals alleging “discrepancy” in the vote count.


Eric Adams was leading Kathryn Garcia by approximately 16,000 votes, as per the vote tally on Tuesday afternoon.


Unexpectedly, the New York City Board of Elections released a statement on Twitter, in which they said,


“We are aware there is a discrepancy in the unofficial RCV round by round elimination report. We are working with our RCV technical staff to identify where the discrepancy occurred. We ask the public, elected officials and candidates to have patience.”


AP reported,


“The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City was thrown into a state of confusion Tuesday when election officials retracted their latest report on the vote count after realizing it had been corrupted by test data never cleared from a computer system.”


There’s more to just this as Adams later gave a statement on the matter.


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